Homer Features

  • By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerDuring the summer of 1986, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby wasn’t the only fishing game in town....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:18pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center invites artists to submit works for its upcoming Community Supported 10x10 Art Show. Art can be in any media, but must be done on a 10-inch-by-10-inch canvas.“This is a great opportunity for emerging artists to show their work at Bunnell and for established artists to ma...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:07pm
  • “Communities, Disaster and Change,” a traveling exhibit coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum. Coordinated around the 50th anniversary of the March 27, 1964, Great Alaska Earthquake, the show features works by 28 Al...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:06pm
  • Masters of Hawaiian Music George Kakumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and “Uncle” Richard Ho’opI perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Susan B. English School, Seldovia. An Alaska-Hawaiian potluck is at 6:30 p.m. The musicians also present a workshop in slack key guitar, ukulele and Hawaiian culture at Susan ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:06pm
  • At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council once again takes up an issue it last tackled with the proposal to put a Brother Asaiah statue at WKFL Park. Should the city accept a donation of art to go in a public park?...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:00pm
  • Today, history will be made. Today, a northern region rich with oil and populated by cantankerous individuals votes on its independence. Aye or nay? Freedom or union? No, no, that’s not the Alaska Independence Party’s dream come true, but the Scottish independence referendum, when Scots decide i...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Thirteen years ago evil men flew planes into tall buildings and changed our world. One plane of heroes fell from the sky. Towers fell. Thousands ran down the streets of lower Manhattan trying to escape dust and devastation.Two wars later, security alert after security alert, we muddle through this b...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:29am
  • Fresh Produce 2.0, Homer’s improvisational theater group, performs again at 6:30 p.m. Friday at K-Bay Caffé on Pioneer Avenue. Johnny Hamilton, Tara Schmidt, Peter Kaufmann and Martin Zeller perform. The show may include adult language and themes. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, with procee...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:48am
  • Build week for the 11th annual Burning Basket continues noon-8 p.m. daily through Saturday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. On Sunday, this year’s basket, Grow, is presented to the community at 1 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m. The basket is then burned at sundown. A community interactive, imperma...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:32am
  • For most of August, the outside wall of Fat Olives nearest the Sterling Highway has been covered with a plastic sheet protecting Homer artist Marjorie Scholl’s newest work. On Friday, surrounded by friends, family and arts supporters, the 15-year-veteran-artist and Lisa Nolan of Fat Olives unveile...

    Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:24am

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